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Museum of Russian Icons announce Curator’s Talk Why wrestle angels? Who’s asking? with Exhibition Curator Lynette Hull

Museum of Russian Icons announce Curator’s Talk Why wrestle angels? Who’s asking? with Exhibition Curator Lynette Hull

. July 23, 2019

Wrestling with Angels explores how God relates to man and how man wrestles with God in order to understand life’s meaning. In this curator’s talk, discover the unspoken assumptions behind the icons, how the iconographer communicates these assumptions artistically and why they matter. The 45-minute lecture will be followed by a Q&A with the curator. […]

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Museum of Russian Icons Free Admission on Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day

Museum of Russian Icons Free Admission on Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day

. July 23, 2019

Museum Day is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian magazine. The Museum of Russian Icons, participating museums, and cultural institutions across the country provide free entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket. The Museum Day ticket provides free admission for two people on Saturday, September 21, 2019. Tickets will be available […]

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WORKSHOP Beyond the Classroom: A Prosopon Workshop for Aspiring Iconographers with Maureen McCormick at the Museum of Russian Icons

WORKSHOP Beyond the Classroom: A Prosopon Workshop for Aspiring Iconographers with Maureen McCormick at the Museum of Russian Icons

. July 23, 2019

This workshop is designed for those who have completed at least one icon with the Prosopon School of Iconology and would like to continue building their skills. Mastering the challenging medium of egg tempera, as well as the learning the “grammar” of iconography, is like the old joke about how one gets to Carnegie Hall: […]

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Ninth annual Elf Classic Yacht Race at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels

Ninth annual Elf Classic Yacht Race at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels

. July 23, 2019

The Elf Classic Yacht Race returns to the Chesapeake Bay on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, with the traditional yacht race taking place again this year on the Miles River in St. Michaels, Md. The annual race is jointly sponsored by the Classic Yacht Restoration Guild and the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. “It’s very unusual to […]

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Power Couples: The Pendant Format in Art on view at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA)

Power Couples: The Pendant Format in Art on view at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA)

. July 23, 2019

A pair of iconic tabletop seasonings. Secret lovers. Well-heeled newlyweds. Gothic churches. Iconic landscapes. Kittens. Meet the Power Couples and discover pendants—works of art conceived as pairs—in a new exhibition on view now at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA). Power Couples: The Pendant Format in Art explores how timeless pairings from sixteenth-century Europe […]

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